Support » Plugin: YITH Maintenance Mode » Default settings = dangerous

  • Default setting has Admin checked and all other user types unchecked. Also mentions something about how checked users will see the frontend.

    Turns out this isn’t the case.

    This ridiculous interface is ass-backwards. The user types you check will be the only ones to NOT have access.

    End result:

    • My site is hidden from the public.
    • /wp-admin or /wp-login are not accessible.
    • My site is hidden from all admin users on my account. Which is the only user type I have.
    • My only solution here is to restore from a server snapshot.
    • I give this plugin 1 star.
    • Please, world, do not download this plugin.
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  • Thread Starter seerWS

    (@seerws)

    Here’s what the documentation says:

    “The user roles enabled to see the frontend. Check a role to enable it to show the website with maintenance mode active.”

    This is contradictory.

    “The user roles enabled to see the frontend”
    This to me means people who have logged in, who are the only ones you want to see the frontend of your website. The general public, by contrast, are people you do NOT want to see the frontend of your site while it is in maintenance mode.

    “Check a role to enable it to show the website with maintenance mode active.”
    This is people who you do want to see the maintenance mode.

    I think the problem is how you guys define “frontend”….
    To you developers it means, “frontend of the plugin I’m developing.”
    But to the rest of the world it means, “frontend of my website.”

    Please make your language user-centric!

    Plugin author please comment this issue. What is he talking about??

    I’m afraid now to use this plugin, please explain and write an example with a screenshot how the settings must be set to let the administrator to see the website and normally use the WP dashboard. Please.

    Thank you.

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